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A Pirate of Exquisite Mind

The Life of William Dampier

A Pirate of Exquisite Mind( )
Author: Preston, Diana
Preston, Michael
ISBN:978-1-4464-2918-1
Publication Date:Jun 2011
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Cornerstone Digital
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

William Dampier, (1651-1715), was an English adventurer and pirate who preyed on ships on the Spanish Main. Poor and ill-educated and determined to make his fortune, he nonetheless had a passion for exploration and scientific research.

Dampier was the first to map the winds and currents of the world's oceans; led the first recorded party of Englishmen to set foot on Australia - 80 years before Cook; wrote about Galapagos wildlife 150 years before Darwin, who drew on Dampier's...
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Pages:512



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